ANNAPURNA: First Conquest of an 8000-Meter (26,493 Ft.) Peak

Herzog, Maurice

Editorial: E. P. Dutton, New York, 1923
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Hirschfeld Galleries (Saint Louis, MO, Estados Unidos de America)

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This 314 page non-fictional thriller, being an increasingly well respected and energetically applauded offering it is proudly presented with great and well deserved hubris by Hirschfeld Galleries in BOTH the publishers original binding and original dustwrapper. The binding is black cloth spine on light blue boards with silver titling on spine. Book is rock solid, tight, and clean, save for a barely discernable dampstain on top of text block. The unclipped jacket is all there but does have considerable edge chipping. But not to worry or be sad, for said imperfection is made barely noticeably, since, on the very positive side of things, the jacket is now and forevermore protected from any future ambient abuse and resulting degradation by professionally fitted and applied yet instantly removable Brodart mylar. Inside, the account itself is a breathtaking read, vividly but soberly written and superbly translated from the French. Herzog was the leader of the French Himalayan expedition, which was the first in history to scale an 8,000 meter peak. He made the climb without oxygen but lost several of his fingers, which had to be amputated without anesthetic, and he endured other harrowing hardships. Photos in color and b/w. Cartography and Photography by Marcel Ichac. Intro by Eric Shipton. Herzog was the leader of the French Expedition to the Himalayas and the first to reach an 8000 meter peak - Annapurna. Attached to rear page is a fold-out map (16 x 12) showing the routes, a map which has never been unfloded. Alas, when all is said and done and the proverbial geese have come home to nest or roost, or whatever, and you're ready to decide to invest some of your hard-earned cash in this lofty offering, please consider that this book does indeed have the four absolute uppermost qualities we at Hirschfeld Galleries since 1931 have always sought, and demanded, in books: 1) excellence in content, 2) literary quality, 3) appealing design, and 4) significance of contribution. Another great altruistic offering opportunity for us and an even greater opportunity for self-actualized reception on your part. But enough of the lugubrious however allegorically wise jaw-jacking, enough said of the telluric parameters of select Hirschfeld Galleries' offerings such as this one which take on a life of their own and speak so very loudly for themselves. Read to learn and enjoy; go forth to share and enjoin. Research, analysis, dissertation, lucubrations or just enjoyment, this is the one. ACTUAL BOOK FOR SALE PICTURED. PLEASE DOUBLE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 006929

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Título: ANNAPURNA: First Conquest of an 8000-Meter (...

Editorial: E. P. Dutton, New York

Año de publicación: 1923

Encuadernación: Blk Cloth on Blue Bds w Silver

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Good (Brodarted)

Tipo de libro: Thriller Hardcover

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Hirschfeld Galleries, Established in 1930, is a full-line used, collectible, rare, and antiquarian book dealer located in Saint Louis, Missouri. Our collection comprises over 100,000 items, collected over 5 generations. We specialize in fine bindings, first editions, private press, early printed, and incunabula. We are happy to consult to institutions, private collectors, and the trade. We can offer appraisals, rare book searches, and collection advice.

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